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In Common: Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee
Purdon Street, Partick, G11 6AJ
28th June 2014

Part of the Recoat 'In Common' project "commissioned by Glasgow 2014 for Festival 2014, the cultural celebration during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer."

Fintan Magee, In Common, Glasgow 2014



There is description in a case behind a locked gate at the allotment through the main gate. :)

Others to come;
Elph- 1148 Maryhill Road, G20 7TA. MURAL
Faith 47- 156 Copland Road, Ibrox, G51 2SJ. MURAL
Best Ever- ( Was Former Gas Purifier Shed, Dora Street, Dalmarnock.) ( Now backside of Bills Tool Store, Barras )
Askew-Townhead Campus,City of Glasgow College,230 Cathedral Street,G1 2TG

Map

The Duchess of Duke Street

The Duchess of Duke Street
380 Duke Street , G31 1DN Glasgow
27th June 2014
The Duchess of Duke Street, Glasgow
A dramatic reworking of Mills Bar. Bright and interesting.

My ongoing unnatural interest in bar tables.
These are my favorite types of tables in a bar. Better than booths. High finger tables from the walls.High tables round the outside lower tables in the middle if needed. Big rounded end and same height as bar.

The Raven

The Raven
81-85 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G1 1LP
25th June 2014
The Raven,Glasgow
This is the restaurant side, A nice change from the old Bay Horse. Interesting mixture of food, burgers suffer from Glasgows consistegnt problem of buns that fall apart. Does no one else pick up their burger to eat it ? I do like having all the sauces and a big paper roll and wipes to clean up though.
( With this and the southside Bay Horse having changed to Sweeneys there are now no Bay Horse bars in Glasgow )

As with Munros here are the opening day condiments :)
I have always advocated that anyone writing/giving a review should put up their receipt to show they were fair and not bought. So from now on when i do more than just post a picture i will try to remember to post the receipt. No receipt,ignore the review. I would challenge others to do this but many review off of preview nights or freebies and cant.

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From Scotland With Love ( 3 )

From Scotland With Love
BBC2 Scotland showed a fantastic documentary last night. Here are my continuing attempts to make panoramas from the SSA old films and videos. I will add to this as i work through the film.
Main Website
BBC Website
( AllMediaScotland Blog )
Following on from these posts; first LINK , second LINK .
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014

From Scotland With Love ( 2 )

From Scotland With Love
BBC2 Scotland showed a fantastic documentary last night. Here are my continuing attempts to make panoramas from the SSA old films and videos. I will add to this as i work through the film.
Main Website
BBC Website
( AllMediaScotland Blog )

Following on from this first post; LINK, third post

From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014
From Scotland With Love, 2014

( Think this might go to a 3rd post )

From Scotland With Love

From Scotland With Love
BBC2 Scotland showed a fantastic documentary last night. Here are my continuing attempts to make panoramas from the SSA old films and videos. I will add to this as i work through the film.
Main Website
BBC Website
( AllMediaScotland Blog )
( DVD etc available here )
( This spilled over to multiple posts ; 2 , 3 )
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
( This is only 3 minutes in to a 70 minute film :) )
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
( 8 minutes in )
( I think i am going to have to make this a multi post entry ... )
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
From Scotland With Love Film, 2014
( okay this is only up to minute 14 and i have put aside some other sequences to do later., such a great film )
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LUAC : Little Urban Achievers Club

LUAC : Little Urban Achievers Club
508 Great Western Road, G12 8EL Glasgow
18th June 2014
LUAC , Little Urban Achievers Club, Glasgow
Been just under a year since i was last here.LINK and here is just about the same view from August 2010;
Wise Monkey, Glasgow

( Closed September 2014 becoming The Crafty Pig )

Glasgow Traffic Lights

Traffic Light Visualisation, Glasgow

I saw a tweet from @Amazing_Maps which showed the traffic lights of Toronto. That post lead to the original post on Reddit. The original poster had used data from the City of Toronto's Open Data initiative to get the traffic light locations

Glasgow also has its own Open Data initiative and it has the traffic light data sets available ( you need to create a free login for this particular data set )

How i did this:

  • Download the data set ( create a free login for this data set )
  • ( NB types of crossing include : intersection, pelican, toucan, puffin and wig wag :) )
  • Uh oh it is in Easting and Northing Format for locations and an excel file.
  • Lets fix that ; Tool to use Grid Reference Finder Batch Convert
    • Change to csv: read the file into any handy spread sheet and dump a csv file ( ssconvert works well for what i wanted )
    • Junction / Street Location,Site Type,Pedestrian Crossing Available,Eastings,Northings Argyle St/Stobcross St/North St/Newton St (Anderston X),Intersection,Yes,258009,665258 Broomielaw / North St / Newton St,Intersection,Yes,258007,664945 St Vincent St / North St /Newton St,Intersection,Yes,258001,665649 Bath St / North St / Berkeley St / Newton St,Intersection,Yes,257962,665922 etc etc
    • On Gridreferencefinder page fill in as requested; Paste csv file, From Format is XY location; Columns are 4 and 5
    • Press Convert and for simplicity i did an "Export points to Google Earth ( KML ) File", ( i originally made a new csv file with the lat long columns and added a new column name line for more control
  • If you have any sort of Google account you have access to Fusion Tables. Select "Create a Fusion Table" and select the kml file just created. Then "Next >>"; "Next >>" ; "Finish"
  • Pick "Map of Geometry" you can see the points overlaid on a map
  • Change colour/shape of the markers as required. Take a screen shot
  • Import in to your graphics program of choice and select by color for the marker color,then invert the selection and paint over the background. Tidy up and there is your image ( Could do layer differences as well but that didnt work as well)

You can then use the data to make other things . 3d Printer model
Now to find some other data sets to play with.( mmm could scale the heights of the columns by the accident location data etc etc)